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Castles II: Siege and Conquest

Platforms:   DOS
System Requirements:

  • DOS 5.0 or higher,Windows 95/98 *Not Compatible with Windows XP or 2000*
  • IBM/Tandy and 100% compatibles. 386SX or faster. 2MB RAM.. 256 color VGA monitor required. CD-ROM drive. 6MB hard drive. Supports Microsoft mouse and compatibles. Soundboards supported: Ad-lib Gold Pro Audio Spectrum, Sound Blaster series and 100% compatibles.
  • System Recommended:
    Installation Tips: Default Install Directory:
    1. (DISK Version) - C:\CASTLES2
    2. (CD Version) - C:\C2CD
    To Install Castles II:
    DOS Diskette Installation -
    1. Insert the INSTALL diskette into the floppy drive.
    2. Type A: (or B:) and then hit the ENTER key.
    3. Type INSTALL and then the hit ENTER key. This will begin the installation process.
    DOS CD Installation -
    1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
    2. Type D: (or the appropriate drive letter) and then hit the ENTER key.
    3. Type INSTALL and then the hit ENTER key. This will begin the installation process.
    Windows 95 Installation -
    1. Click on START.
    2. Click on SHUTDOWN.
    3. Select RESTART IN MSDOS MODE.
    4. Follow instructions above for installing with the DOS installation.

    Game Executable:

    1. (DISK Version) - CASTLES2.EXE
    2. (CD Version) - C2CD.BAT
    To Start Game:
    In DOS, for the CD version -
    1. Type C: (or appropriate hard drive) and then hit the ENTER key.
    2. Type CD\C2CD and then hit the ENTER key.
    3. Type C2CD and then hit the ENTER key.
    In DOS, for the Diskette version -
    1. Type C: (or appropriate hard drive) and then hit the ENTER key.
    2. Type CD\CASTLES2 and then hit the ENTER key.
    3. Type CASTLES2 and then hit the ENTER key.
    In Windows 95 -
    1. Click on START.
    2. Click on SHUTDOWN.
    3. Select RESTART IN MSDOS MODE.
    4. Follow instructions above for starting with the game in DOS.
    To Re-run the Setup: Delete the castles2.cfg file or hold the left shift key down on starting the game.


    To Quit:
    (DISK Version) -

    1. Click on 'OPTS'(far right/middle of screen).
    2. Click on 'QUIT'.
    3. Click on 'OK'.
    FAQ:


    1. Problem: Floppy version only - Receive a "Read error 14 or 15" during installation.
    2. Problem: Other strange installation problems or lock up problems.
    3. Problem: CD version only - Game freezes when running the movies.
    4. Problem: CD version only - Can not re-run setup.
    5. Problem: EMM 386 DMA Buffer is too small.

    1. Problem: Floppy version only- Receive a "Read error 14 or 15" during installation. Solution: Problem with installation program and 3.5 inch floppy disk drives being slightly out of alignment. Mail the disk in for replacement of the latest revision.


    2. Problem: Other strange installation problems or lock up problems. Solution: Boot system clean without any device drivers or TSR's, then re-install the game.


    3. Problem: CD version only - Game freezes when running the movies. Solution: This often happens when using a PAS 16. Re-run SETUP and select Sound Blaster, if the Sound Blaster emulation is not enabled, change the PAS 16 DMA to 1 or 3 on the MVSOUND.SYS line in the CONFIG.SYS file.


    4. Problem: CD version only - Can not re-run setup. Solution: Delete the CASTLES2.CFG file located in the C2CD directory.


    5. Problem: EMM 386 DMA Buffer is too small. Solution: Add D=64 to EMM386.EXE line in CONFIG.SYS file.

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